One thing we all have in our cars is a decent car charger. Getting that little bit of juice on the way home from work or on the way to the party can be a life-saver. However, what if you want to use quick charging like you can at home? Thankfully, there’s plenty of chargers out there with quick charging built in, but with Aukey’s new car charger, you can use Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0, Quick Charge 3.0, and you can even fast charge over the new USB C standard. Let’s take a closer look.
The Aukey USB C/Quick Charge 3.0 charger is sculpted out of plastic with a rough matte coating on top. It doesn’t exactly feel like a premium product, but it doesn’t feel cheap. The design is pretty simple, but it blends in well to just about any car’s interior. The real highlight to this charger is the ports on top. There are three ports available, two USB A ports and one USB C port. The USB A ports are capable of using Qualcomm’s new Quick Charge 3.0 standard which promises some insanely quick speeds when it lands on new devices early this year. Sadly I don’t have any devices to test it out with this, but it also uses Quick Charge 2.0 which works great with the Galaxy Note 5 and my Nexus 6.
The real attraction of this charger however is that it uses USB Type C. With a simple USB C to USB C cable you can use rapid charging on your Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Lumia 950, or any other USB C products. In theory, you could even use this with the new Chromebook Pixel 2 or even the new Macbook, but I personally haven’t tested this.
With my Nexus 6P, the charger works brilliantly. The device reads as it is rapid charging and you can clearly tell the difference in charging speeds. For days on the go, this charger should prove extremely useful.
If you’re interested in picking up the Aukey USB C charger, it’ll run you about $25 on Amazon, available at the link below. If you’re using a USB C device and you need rapid charging in the car, this is without a doubt a product you should invest in.